Aviation Develop Africa

AviaDev Africa

24-26 April 2019 – Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town

Why AviaDev?

Now entering its fourth year, AviaDev Africa is the premier forum dedicated to growing connectivity to, from and within the African continent. Bringing together airports, airlines, tourism authorities, governments and industry suppliers, AviaDev offers attendees the ability to pre-arrange meetings in professional surroundings, offering the best chance to make a real connection.

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AviaDev 2018 Highlights

Introduction to Air Service Development Training Workshop

More air service means greater economic benefits for airports, regions and nations. As the aviation industry has changed towards a mostly commercially-motivated model, it is more important than ever for airports and destinations to effectively sell themselves as profitable opportunities to airlines – or get overlooked, and not realize their potential. Learn air service development techniques from first-hand experience with AviaDev’s own Juraj Toth, Aviation Development Director. The half-day workshop is designed for industry professionals working in air service development or related fields at airports, tourism authorities and civil aviation authorities. Participants will leave the course with a clear understanding of both the complexities and excitement that makes air service development the most exciting part of the industry – and will feel equipped to work with airlines in a more confident manner. Download the full workshop programme

REPORT: Unpacking the complexities of African aviation connectivity and infrastructure development challenges

The African region makes up at least 12% of the world´s total population and yet only constitutes 2.5 % of the global passenger air traffic [OECD, 2018]. The African region is supported by 731 airports and only 430 operating airlines catering for so such a large population.

However, air travel in Africa is still characterised by high fares, lack lustre service performance and poor connectivity within intra-route networks and further exacerbated by weak airport infrastructure. This perception will soon become historical evidence as the equation of economic progress starts to tilt, signaling positive compounded annual growth rate of at least 5%.

According to the International Air Transport Association IATA [2017], Africa is set to become the world´s fastest aviation growing market in the next 20 years. But, what lies underneath this growth trajectory are some complexities that may impede even faster growth. Although these growth projections are optimistic, challenges and complexities may impede faster progress.

Download the report below by Dr Eyden Samunderu, a leading expert in the area of air transport which further details these impediments. Download the full report.


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Why Attend?

Unrivalled networking:

Initiate contact with attendees before, during and after the event.

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Gain Insights:

Conference programme providing actionable insights on the regional European market.

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Unique opportunity:

The only dedicated air service development conference on the regional market.

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Pre-arranged meetings:

An efficient and professional system, ensuring return on investment

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The AviaDev Team